Wow. Wow. Wow!!
According to Carrie Muskat, Jorge Soler is headed to Iowa while Albert Almora will go to Tennessee.
I was going to wait for the recaps but these are pretty big promotions here. We have speculated Soler would be a candidate but Almora comes as something of a surprise, even as he hit his 7th HR tonight and raised his average to .283.
Soler has absolutely destroyed AA Tennessee, albeit in a very small sample size. The move makes a lot of sense for him because Iowa has a good chance to make the playoffs, giving him a shot at some extra ABs. There is also a good chance Soler will get promoted to the Cubs in September given that he is already on the 40 man roster.
The upper levels are starting to fill with talent now. As young stars Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro, and now Arismendy Alcantara set the foundation in Chicago, the Iowa team will feature Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, and now Jorge Soler. The Smokies have Addison Russell and Albert Almora.
2015 is looking like it might be a fun year after all.
UPDATE: Mike Olt is going to AAA Iowa
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